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ARPKD - A Guide for Parents

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This information sheet is about autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). It is intended as a general guide for:

  • Expectant parents who have been told that their unborn child has or may have ARPKD
  • Parents of young babies and children who have been diagnosed with ARPKD
  • Couples who are thinking about having a baby and have been told any children they have could have ARPKD.

It explains the causes of ARPKD, how it is diagnosed, its symptoms and how they are treated, and how the disease might progress.

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